Philippines' Duterte says wants death penalty for revenge

Jun 27, 2016

Philippines' Duterte says wants death penalty for revenge

Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte on Monday hit out at “stupid” human rights campaigners, as he defended his imminent war on crime and said the death penalty — which he wants to reinstate — is for retribution. Duterte gave a lengthy speech in his ...

Jun 24, 2016

Capital punishment for a minor

Putting someone to death for crimes committed while they are a minor is a very serious business, one that deserves a great deal more study.

May 14, 2016

Pfizer says it is blocking use of drugs for lethal injections

Pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday it was blocking use of its drugs in lethal injections, which means all federally approved drugmakers whose medications could be used for executions have now put them off limits. “Pfizer makes its products to enhance and save the lives ...

Apr 18, 2016

China sets death penalty threshold for graft cases

Corruption cases involving 3 million yuan ($463,000) or more may incur the death penalty in future, Chinese authorities ruled Monday, signalling that officials could be executed for graft. Under President Xi Jinping the country has waged a much-publicized anti-corruption campaign vowing to target both ...